May 24, 2019
Are You Winning the Battle? By Tim Hodson

In real estate, the battle cry is all about location, location, location.

In the greenhouse, when it comes to dealing with pests, it’s all about rotation, rotation, rotation.

In the May issue of GPN, Anna V. Chapman authored an article, “It’s Whitefly Time: How to Update Your Rotation Program,” to help provide growers with insight on how to win the whitefly battle.

As Chapman says in the article, “For managing both B and Q biotype, the name of the game is keeping population numbers low and breaking the life cycle and reproduction potential of the insect.”

And to do that, you need to develop the right rotation program for your specific operations and crops.

She says one of the keys to a good integrated pest management program, is to continually monitor your crops and to send whitefly samples to a lab for identification “to help guide your selection of products for rotation” and hopefully decrease the number of needed applications to keep the pesky pests under control.

She recommends that growers use at least three products in their rotation and don’t apply more than two sequential applications before rotating.

Are you winning the whitefly battle in your greenhouses? Remember, it is all about rotation, rotation, rotation!

You can read Anna’s entire article by clicking here.

Have You Met Them Yet?

Have you had a chance to meet the members of the Class of 2019 of GPN’s 40 Under 40?

If you haven’t, then click here to familiarize yourself with this year’s class. As I mentioned in the May issue, these young men and women are the real deal and they are making a difference in and out of our industry.

It is their leadership skills, passion and compassion that will help fuel the industry’s future!

So please, Meet the Class of 2019!

— Tim



Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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